From Merlot-soaked cheese to Chianti salami, Prosecco ice cream and Chandon donuts, here are 10 ways you can have your wine and eat it too.
by Jessica Kelly
Photo by Meg Baggott
After a long week, nothing tastes better than a glass (or three) of Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir alongside a sweet snack or savory cheese. However, if you’ve ever wanted to combine the best of both worlds, you’re in luck. The creators of these wine-infused snacks have you covered.
Here are some of our current favorite wine foods.
Tracy’s Wine Jellies
FrutaPOP Wine Popsicles
Even though summer has come and gone, FrutaPOP’s wine popsicles are just the kind of treat to stash in the freezer year-round for when the craving hits. Its Mango Mimosa pops burst with flavor, thanks in part to sparkling Prosecco. The Brosé Rosé or more mild Coconut Rosé pops are great on their own, but you can also break them up to use as ice cubes in your next mimosa for a delicious treat.
Gourmet Wine Cotton Candy
Chocolate Storybook found a way to turn one of our favorite carnival sweets into another wine treat. Its variety of light, fluffy cotton candies includes high-brow options like Chardonnay, Merlot, rosé and Champagne. Not only delicious, these treats are unique and different. At your next party, try stuffing some flutes with Champagne cotton candy and top with the genuine article for a sweet sip.
The Doughnut Project
There’s a lot of competition in New York City when it comes to innovation in baking, crafting cocktails or cooking. But The Doughnut Project is one place that never has an issue standing out with creative creations like its Everything Bagel donut or Bone Marrow variety.
With flavors like that, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Morton Street shop recently released a wine donut creatively called the Chandonut Rosé. It’s made with Chandon sparkling rosé and decorated with edible rose petals, for extra indulgence.